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Can anyone advise on what to do please.

 

We hired a carpet cleaner at the weekend as living room carpet looked slightly flat and grubby in places.

Spent all afternoon Suday cleaning with a machine hired from tesco. Rug Dr. Used the recommended cleaning solution and followed the instructions to the letter.

Next day carpet looked like new.:-D

Tuesday morning we noticed a strange smell which has steadily got worse. It's like a combination of wet dog and old running shoes!!!:evil:

I've had the heat on and windows open.

I've tried shake and vac and febreeze.

Still no better and getting worse if anything.:-(

 

Any advice would be brilliant.


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I hired a carpet cleaner some years ago and remember being left with a strange smell afterwards - fortunately the carpet didn't clean up that well and I replaced it - must be something in the cleaning fluid?


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To be honest that was my thinking. If it cleaned ok then great but if not replace it.

The trouble is is really does look like new now so seems a real shame to skip it.:sad:


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I'd give their helpline a ring - this is the number on their website 01903 235558


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Sprinkle Bicarbonate of Soda all over the carpet, leave for an hour then vacuum up, the smell is caused by the underlay rather than the carpet itself.

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Thanks all. Have spoken to Dr Rug and he says pretty much the same. Underlay is probably still wet and giving off the odour. Going to try a dehumidifier and also the bicarb trick and see what happens.:-)


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You could also try putting a couple of bowls of BBQ charcoal in the corners of the room.. this draws damp/condensation. Bicarb of soda works equally well as SG suggests. :)


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Underlay is usually rubberised stuff glued to felt or sponge, and this is what is causing the 'niff'. I should know as I had it for a couple of days when my fishtank leaked.... replaced fishtank with a slightly smaller one, luckily it didn't have any fish in it.

 

You could also try burning a Yankee candle in the room, lovely smell and they last for hours.... I like Clean Cotton and Fresh Linen by them, Sea Breeze is nice as well.

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OK well I used the bicarb and shake n vac (didn't sing the song while I did it though) also used dehummy and the smell ahs completely disappeared!! :whoo:


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Shake and Vac is actually largely composed of Bicarbonate of Soda, and has a few other ingredients including air freshner.

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Well it seemed to put the freshness back!! :lol:


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Hello and Welcome williamscott395,

 

This is a uk Based site so not so sure the company you mention would help here, this threads also a few years old, op's more than likely got a new carpet now :)


 
 

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Great transatlantic carpet cleaning, is it a fiber optic hose? Great book us in for Friday, 2.30pm there are lots of biscuit crumbs that need picking up.

 

I used Stanley Steemer Carpet Cleaner. They were a little expensive, but they did a great job and I think it was worth it!

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I've got wooden floors, cut out the 'middle man' :)


 
 

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